Ad Street, Kokkudi

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Latitude 11.03
Longitude 79.01

400 Served

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The original request for this project read…

“A village situated in 50 kilometers eastern direction from Trichirapalli headquaters. In the Adi Dravidar Street there are 80 dalit families with a population of 400. Most of them are landless agricultural laborers eke out a living on daily wages. There is no drinking water facility in their area. There is an overhead water tank in the area where the caste people live. But as these 80 families live in the tail end of the village, no public taps are provided to these families for consumption of drinking water. People of these families draw water from the nearby agricultural pond which is highly polluted and unsafe. The whole village community have approached DPWA to provide one deep bore well cum hand pump which will help these 80 families with a total population of  400 to have access to safe and protected drinking water 24 hours a day.”

Our implementing partner wrote, following their visit to the new well…

“We drove up to this project after our dedications in Poondi and low and behold right next to the road was a large banner on poles with a picture of me and Father Dhana along with all those on a village level responsible for bringing water to this area.

Quite the sign to say the least and underneath this was our water project.

The people are very gracious and deserving of our help and it was reported to us that the upper caste people force them to use water from the fields as there are no public taps in their area for their use because they are considered Untouchables.”

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Project Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Ad Street, Kokkudi - India
ProjectID: 815
Install Date:  03/15/2010


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Country Details


Population: 1.16 Billion
Lacking clean water: 11%
Below poverty line: 25%
Climate: Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Life Expectancy: 69 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 55 deaths per 1000 live births

Partner Profile

Wells for Life® is seeking to address the problem in India one well
at a time, and to do so from a holistic perspective by first addressing
the physical needs of the individual and then their community. We are
seeking to accomplish this task through forming partnerships with other
organizations that share the same passion we do for meeting one of the
most basic needs: the need for water.

Wells for Life® continues to receive requests for water wells in
different rural villages and communities throughout India. It is our
vision to meet every viable request presented to us, and to do it in a
sustainable way with lasting impact. We seek to carry out our projects
with the wholehearted participation of the receiving community and to
work with the community. Taking ownership of the well project, they
will keep it a life giving source of water for years to come.

With each of our projects we utilize the expertise of Indian
professionals trained in engineering, hydrogeology, and construction as
well gain the help of the receiving community to carry out the project.
Furthermore, it is our goal to establish the location of each project
on property that will afford equal access to all those within the
village or community, regardless of one's faith or caste.

Finally, it is our hope that each project initiated will bring immediate relief and be a building block for future projects for all those we are in partnership with.